Frederic B. Pearl

Associate Professor

Department of Liberal Studies (Anthropology)
and Department of Marine Sciences

+1 (409) 740-4935


Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2001. 

M.A., Texas A&M University, 1997.

B.A., San Diego State University, 1991.

Dr. Pearl is the Director of the Maritime Studies Program and Associate Professor of Maritime Studies, and holds graduate faculty appointments with the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston and the Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University in College Station. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2001 from Texas A&M University, and joined the faculty of Texas A&M Galveston in 2001. He is currently leading summer field projects studying Viking archaeological sites in Gotland, Sweden, and is writing a book on the Christianization of the Roman Empire.

Courses Taught in the MAST Curriculum:

  • ANTH 210 Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 350 Old World Archaeology
  • MAST 320 Introduction to Museums and Conservation
  • MAST 333 Viking Archaeology and Norse Mythology
  • MAST 371 Archaeology of the Pacific
  • MAST 411 International Maritime Culture